UBA takes Read Africa Initiative to Ghana

Bola Atta UBA Foundation
Bola Atta

The UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, on Tuesday took the Read Africa Initiative to Accra High School in Ghana in continuation of its quest to educate and empower African youths.

Launched in 2011, the project is aimed at encouraging children to improve their vocabulary and communication skills through reading.

Through its Read Africa initiative, the UBA Foundation is helping rekindle the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths as they pursue their education.

Over a hundred thousand books and educational materials have been donated to various schools across Africa as the foundation continues to traverse the continent, contributing positively to the development of African youths.

The assembly hall at Accra High School was packed with over 500 energetic and enthusiastic students who were already in reading mode as they prepare for their exams next week.

Acting CEO of UBA Foundation, Bola Atta, told the children that her organisation was eager to give back to society and to contribute to creating dynamic educational platforms for future generations on the continent.

She encouraged the students to read voraciously, saying “the pursuit of knowledge should be a lifelong activity that starts at a very young age. You should read all types of books so that you can explore and shape your own narrative.”

CEO of UBA Ghana, Abiola Bawuah, who was also present, advised the students to pay a lot of attention to studying.

“Don’t spend all your time glued to your mobile phones. Spare some moments for reading also,” said Bawuah.

Assistant Head Master of Accra High School, Michael Addo, thanked UBA Foundation for coming to their aid.